AstraZeneca Reviews in London, England

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
453 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work / Life balance is good with opportunity to move within the company (in 61 reviews)

  • Great Pay and benefits are good as well (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is suffering as additional work is piled on the few that remain (in 10 reviews)

  • No rep advocates amongst senior management and very few capable FLSM's (in 16 reviews)

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    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Work/life balance and generally friendly, helpful employees attitude

    Cons

    Disappointing in regards to motivation, job & training opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead on example

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Start living in the real world. Become competitive, not cosy.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at AstraZeneca

    Pros

    The pay is good, and some of the people are good.

    Cons

    Massively over-manned and over-managed. When anyone else would have one person doing a job, AZ has at least 3, and four extra layers of managers and directors. Instead of merging Astra and Zeneca - both of which were fat and overmanned - they just added them together and put in a couple of extra layers of directors and managers. Having grown fat and lazy with great stock programmes, folk just turn up for work and don't seek the improvements in how the business works that will shortly be needed for survival. The whole culture is just waiting for the next "blockbuster" drug that will make them all real comfortable again. They don't realise that their old model of blockbusters and stupid healthcare plans and governments paying them too much just will not work in the future. The folk from N. America intensely dislike the Brits, the Brits hate the folk from N America, and the Swedes get pushed around by the Americans and Brits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the organisation by 40% and reduce the number of managers and directors and VPs by 60%. Change the top of the HR team so that you have some really capable people there. Stop the nonsense about "Globalisation". It is costing you so much money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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